Thoughts on perfume
Beware, this is not an essay containing good structure of thoughts, nor will it bring enlightenment to anyone, it is merely a long personal train of thoughts.
After pursuing perfumes for now more than 3 years I find myself thinking about what they mean to me.
How comes that I spend most of the money I have to ďspareĒ and sometimes even some that I cant really spare?
What is the point of having so many fragrances that
What is it about a woman on a train that makes a perfume so attractive?
Here's the new Angel ad...simply stunning, on a futuristic high speed train.
And Chanel No. 5, on an incredible retro sleeper train, of course.
Updated 3rd November 2011 at 03:37 PM by Fleurine
[Please do not take the initial premise (in the title of this post) seriously. I am just trying to dramatize a situation and make a point.]
Some radical perfumistas are occupying perfume counters across the country, and even the world, because they are frustrated by the trends they see in the perfume industry leading to downgrading the quality of fragrances and pricing their products beyond the reach of ďthe 99 percent.Ē
In the meantime, many in the media are pointing
Updated 27th October 2011 at 07:12 AM by JaimeB
For anyone just joining me, Iíve been working for a while on this rather epic list. I canít believe itís been this long and Iím only just hitting number 50. Again, this is inspired by the NowSmellThis list of 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Must Try, but written from a male perspective, or at least including more ďmasculineĒ fragrances.
As stated before, Iím no expert and have no qualifications whatsoever to write a definitive list Ė Iím just an avid sniffer. So, I look forward
In my sniffing adventures, Iíve come to think of vanillas as one of two kinds, which I affectionately call the expensive vanilla and the cheap vanilla. Of course, that has no basis in reality, but it works as a descriptive tool for me. In my brain, there are expensive vanillas, the deep, rich, boozy, realistic ones with the woody undertones. And, to me, there are also cheap vanillas, the ones that smell like cotton candy or marshmallow fluff or cupcake frosting, the kind of vanillas that make
Basenotes is an online guide to perfume and fragrance, featuring news, a database of fragrances, perfume glossary, fragrance forums, user reviews and more.